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Delahunt: A graceful, and timely, exit

Bill Delahunt and Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela in 2002. Bill Delahunt and Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela in 2002. (Associated Press)
March 6, 2010

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Bill Delahunt isn't the most skilled legislator in the state's congressional delegation, but he usually finds a way to make a mark. His advocacy for Central America helped improve understanding in the hemisphere and helped bring low-cost heating oil to his constituents. He also has a good sense of timing. Facing a tough re-election fight and a new controversy over his handling of the 1986 death of Amy Bishop's brother, Seth, Delahunt wisely chose to retire. (Full article: 218 words)

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